Terry Stotts has quit his job as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, the team’s coach, Adrian Griffin, told reporters on Thursday.
Stotts joined Griffin’s team in the spring after two seasons off after leaving his job as coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. However, sources say he recently decided he wouldn’t continue in that role.
Griffin wouldn’t say anything about the situation but said Stotts chose to move. He told reporters that he was still considering hiring someone to replace Stotts.
“It caught all of us off guard, of course, but again, you just support him,” said Griffin. “He was a great person.” He taught me a lot in a short time. He’s very good at what he does. He made a choice, and it was his choice. We need to accept that.
Before he left in 2021, Stotts had been the Blazers’ head coach for nine years, leading them to eight straight Western Conference playoffs. Stotts had a 402–318 record with the Blazers, where he taught Damian Lillard, the new guard for the Bucks.